SOLD FOR: $4,600.00
Model: Single Action Army Colonel Sam Colt Sesquicentennial Special Deluxe Model 1814-1964
Serial Number: 3600SC (1 of 50)
Year of Manufacture: 1964
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading-Gate Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the frame is marked “PAT. SEPT. 19, 1871 / JULY 2,72 JAN. 19,75” and with the Rampant Colt logo. The underside of the frame at the trigger guard is marked “3600SC” in gold. The front face of the cylinder is marked “3600”. The left front side of the trigger guard is marked with a “VP” in a triangle and at the rear with “V”. The right front of the trigger guard is marked with a “K”. The left side of the backstrap and the trigger guard are marked “3600SC”, the right side of the trigger guard under the grip panel is marked “Colt’s / A. A. White / Eng. The butt is marked with Sam Colt’s signature. The unfluted cylinder is marked with “COL SAML COLT / 1864-1964”, a Rampant Colt, the dome from Colt’s factory, a Colt Patterson Revolver and with a scrolled leafy pattern. The rear face of the cylinder is marked with a Rampant Colt logo. The left side of the barrel is marked with “1864 – COL. SAML COLT SESQUICENTENNIAL MODEL – 1964”. The top of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.” The right side of the barrel is marked with “COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .45”. The inside rear shoulder of the loading gate is marked with the assembly number “935”, found again on the rear-right face of the frame, visible with the grips removed. The entire gun has extensive scroll engraving.
Barrel Length: 7 ½”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a quarter round blade fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square groove in the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are smooth select walnut with silver engraved diamonds around the grip screw escutcheons. The panels have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: The barrel and frame are blue. The cylinder, backstrap and trigger guard are silver plated.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The cylinder has light marks in a few of the stop notches with a thin, faint turn line between two notches. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with no play on each of the six chambers. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes in a walnut display case with a plaque on the lid reading “One of 50 / COLONEL SAM’L COLT / SESQUICENTENNIAL MODELS / 1814-1964 / PETE PASKY / NOV. 30, 1964”. The interior is lined with burgundy felt with keys for the case, a limited edition book “The Arms Collection of Colonel Colt” which has the incorrect serial number listed but has a hand-written address from the author to Pete Pasky, a silver Samuel Colt commemorative coin and a wooden block holding 12 “silver bullets” (deactivated). The interior of the case and the accessories show minimal wear except that the straps for the book on the lid have broken at the bottom. The exterior of the case has a few scattered light compressions and scuffs, in about Fine overall condition.
Our Assessment: This revolver is a Colt “Colonel Sam Colt Sesquicentennial 1814-1964 Model Single Action Army” Special Deluxe .45 Long Colt caliber revolver with a original display case and accessories. It is a beautiful limited edition (50 produced) celebrating the 150th birthday of the famous gun maker and celebrating his greatest invention: The Colt Revolver. It is gorgeous with a two tone finish: high luster blue on the barrel, frame, hammer and trigger with all of the other parts silver plated. The gun is extensively engraved with a scroll engraving along with Colt’s name, a Rampant Colt, a Patterson revolver and the Colt Factory dome. This revolver is in Excellent condition and while it is certainly collectible based off its scarcity, this is also just a very attractive revolver that would be a prize in any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible revolver CAN be transferred as a dealer sale in California but CANNOT be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This section does not apply to out of state residents.